Residents, voluntary organisations and faith groups have collected over 74 bags of rubbish as part of a 'Big Clean Up' in Brownlow Fold, Halliwell.
On Wednesday February 23, Bolton council organised a 'Big Clean Up' in partnership with local voluntary and faith groups HAFWAY, Saint Matthews Church, GMP, Bolton North Support Group, NACRO, CVS and Manchester Youth Services. In total 43 people were involved including local residents and 74 bags of rubbish were collected from St Matthews Church and the surrounding streets.
This tidy up is part of the ‘Big Bolton Tidy Up’, which was launched by the council last year to encourage people to take responsibility for tidying up their own local area.
Council staff have encouraged other community groups across Bolton to carry out litter picks and clean-ups in their local areas. The council has provided litter pickers, gloves, branded tabards and bags to these groups and encouraged them to do their bit for their local park, street or school.
Cllr Sufrana Bashir-Ismail, Executive Member for Cleaner, Greener, Safer, said: “The council currently spends £2.8m a year keeping the streets of Bolton clean, and is committed to making Bolton a cleaner and greener place to live. However, we need the support of residents to make sure the borough stays that way. We are delighted that the residents of Halliwell have shown pride in their local area and got involved to clean up their own streets and community areas. This shows what a difference can be made by local people, local agencies and the council working together to achieve a common goal.”